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Lexicon :: Strong's H3957 - liškâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root of uncertain meaning
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TWOT Reference: 1129a

Strong’s Definitions

לִשְׁכָּה lishkâh, lish-kaw'; from an unused root of uncertain meaning; a room in a building (whether for storage, eating, or lodging):—chamber, parlour. Compare H5393.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x

The KJV translates Strong's H3957 in the following manner: chamber (46x), parlour (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x
The KJV translates Strong's H3957 in the following manner: chamber (46x), parlour (1x).
  1. room, chamber, hall, cell

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לִשְׁכָּה lishkâh, lish-kaw'; from an unused root of uncertain meaning; a room in a building (whether for storage, eating, or lodging):—chamber, parlour. Compare H5393.
STRONGS H3957: Abbreviations
לִשְׁכָּה noun feminine room, chamber, hall, cell, lishka (Late Hebrew id. Targum לִשְׁכְּתָא; compare also נִשְׁכָּה; on the lishka see NowArchaeology ii. 37, 52, 79; BoGeogr.I, xvii. 438 (ed. Leusd.) compare Greek λέσχη, compare RsSemitic i. 236 (2nd ed. 254) and elsewhere); — ל׳ Ezekiel 40:38 +; construct לִשְׁכַּת 2 Kings 23:11 +; with ה locative לִשְׁכָּ֑תָה 1 Samuel 9:22; plural לְשָׁכוֺת Ezekiel 40:17 +; construct לִשְׁכוֺת Nehemiah 10:38 +; —
a. of room connected with a sanctuary (בָּמָה), where sacrificial meal was eaten 1 Samuel 9:22, insert also probably 1 Samuel 1:18 (Greek Version of the LXX We Dr Klo Bu).
b. connected with Solomon's temple, where wine offered to Rechabites Jeremiah 35:2, 4; compare Jeremiah 35:4; Jeremiah 35:4 one where prophecy read Jeremiah 36:10 (both these apparently open, compare GieJeremiah 35:2); compare בַּפַּרְוָרִים ֗֗֗ הַסָּרִיס נְתַןמֶֿלֶך לִשְׁכַּת 2 Kings 23:11; used of Levites' cells 1 Chronicles 9:33; = store-rooms 1 Chronicles 9:26 (|| אֹצָרוֺת), 1 Chronicles 23:28; 1 Chronicles 28:12; 2 Chronicles 31:11.
c. in Ezekiel's temple, cells for priests, singers, etc. Ezekiel 40:17 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 40:38, 44, 45, 46 + Ezekiel 41:10 (strike out Co Bthl), Ezekiel 42:1, 4, 7, 8, 11 + Ezekiel 42:12 (strike out Co Bthl); in three tiers, compare הָעֶלְיוֺנֹת הַלְּ׳ Ezekiel 42:5 (see Ezekiel 42:3), (Ezekiel 45:5 read עָרִים לָשֶׁבֶת Greek Version of the LXX Sm Co SgfrKauAT Bthl); הַקֹּדֶשׁ ל׳ for sacred uses Ezekiel 42:13 (3 times in verse); Ezekiel 44:19; Ezekiel 46:19.
d. in second temple, as store-rooms Ezra 8:29; Nehemiah 10:38; Nehemiah 10:39 (|| בֵּית הָאוֺצָר), Nehemiah 10:40; used by individuals Ezra 10:6; Nehemiah 13:5 (גְּדוֺלָה ל׳), Nehemiah 13:8, in general Nehemiah 13:4; Nehemiah 13:9.
2. of scribe's room in royal palace Jeremiah 36:12, 20, 21.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

1:18; 9:22; 9:22

2 Kings

23:11; 23:11

1 Chronicles

9:26; 9:33; 23:28; 28:12

2 Chronicles



8:29; 10:6


10:38; 10:38; 10:39; 13:4; 13:5; 13:8; 13:9


35:2; 35:2; 35:4; 35:4; 35:4; 36:10; 36:12; 36:20; 36:21


40:17; 40:17; 40:38; 40:38; 40:44; 40:45; 40:46; 41:10; 42:1; 42:3; 42:4; 42:5; 42:7; 42:8; 42:11; 42:12; 42:13; 44:19; 45:5; 46:19


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3957 matches the Hebrew לִשְׁכָּה (liškâ),
which occurs 47 times in 41 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:22 - And Samuel took Saul and his servant, and brought them into the parlour, H3957 and made them sit in the chiefest place among them that were bidden, which were about thirty persons.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:11 - And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber H3957 of Nathanmelech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:26 - For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office, and were over the chambers H3957 and treasuries of the house of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:33 - And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers H3957 were free: for they were employed in that work day and night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:28 - Because their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts, and in the chambers, H3957 and in the purifying of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:12 - And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers H3957 round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:11 - Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare chambers H3957 in the house of the LORD; and they prepared them,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:29 - Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh them before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers H3957 of the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:6 - Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber H3957 of Johanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water: for he mourned because of the transgression of them that had been carried away.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:37 - And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers H3957 of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:38 - And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, H3957 into the treasure house.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:39 - For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, H3957 where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:4 - And before this, Eliashib the priest, having the oversight of the chamber H3957 of the house of our God, was allied unto Tobiah:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:5 - And he had prepared for him a great chamber, H3957 where aforetime they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:8 - And it grieved me sore: therefore I cast forth all the household stuff of Tobiah out of the chamber. H3957
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:9 - Then I commanded, and they cleansed the chambers: H3957 and thither brought I again the vessels of the house of God, with the meat offering and the frankincense.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:2 - Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and speak unto them, and bring them into the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers, H3957 and give them wine to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:4 - And I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the chamber H3957 of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, which was by the chamber H3957 of the princes, which was above the chamber H3957 of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:10 - Then read Baruch in the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of the LORD, in the chamber H3957 of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the scribe, in the higher court, at the entry of the new gate of the LORD'S house, in the ears of all the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:12 - Then he went down into the king's house, into the scribe's chamber: H3957 and, lo, all the princes sat there, even Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the princes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:20 - And they went in to the king into the court, but they laid up the roll in the chamber H3957 of Elishama the scribe, and told all the words in the ears of the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:21 - So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll: and he took it out of Elishama the scribe's chamber. H3957 And Jehudi read it in the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes which stood beside the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:17 - Then brought he me into the outward court, and, lo, there were chambers, H3957 and a pavement made for the court round about: thirty chambers H3957 were upon the pavement.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:38 - And the chambers H3957 and the entries thereof were by the posts of the gates, where they washed the burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:44 - And without the inner gate were the chambers H3957 of the singers in the inner court, which was at the side of the north gate; and their prospect was toward the south: one at the side of the east gate having the prospect toward the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:45 - And he said unto me, This chamber, H3957 whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:46 - And the chamber H3957 whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi, which come near to the LORD to minister unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:10 - And between the chambers H3957 was the wideness of twenty cubits round about the house on every side.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:1 - Then he brought me forth into the utter court, the way toward the north: and he brought me into the chamber H3957 that was over against the separate place, and which was before the building toward the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:4 - And before the chambers H3957 was a walk of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors toward the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:5 - Now the upper chambers H3957 were shorter: for the galleries were higher than these, than the lower, and than the middlemost of the building.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:7 - And the wall that was without over against the chambers, H3957 toward the utter court on the forepart of the chambers, H3957 the length thereof was fifty cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:8 - For the length of the chambers H3957 that were in the utter court was fifty cubits: and, lo, before the temple were an hundred cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:9 - And from under these chambers H3957 was the entry on the east side, as one goeth into them from the utter court.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:10 - The chambers H3957 were in the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, over against the separate place, and over against the building.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:11 - And the way before them was like the appearance of the chambers H3957 which were toward the north, as long as they, and as broad as they: and all their goings out were both according to their fashions, and according to their doors.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:12 - And according to the doors of the chambers H3957 that were toward the south was a door in the head of the way, even the way directly before the wall toward the east, as one entereth into them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:13 - Then said he unto me, The north chambers H3957 and the south chambers, H3957 which are before the separate place, they be holy chambers, H3957 where the priests that approach unto the LORD shall eat the most holy things: there shall they lay the most holy things, and the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; for the place is holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:19 - And when they go forth into the utter court, even into the utter court to the people, they shall put off their garments wherein they ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers, H3957 and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not sanctify the people with their garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:5 - And the five and twenty thousand of length, and the ten thousand of breadth, shall also the Levites, the ministers of the house, have for themselves, for a possession for twenty chambers. H3957
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 46:19 - After he brought me through the entry, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers H3957 of the priests, which looked toward the north: and, behold, there was a place on the two sides westward.
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